Lim Chwen, together with her father, Lim Mu Hue’s paintings.
On the fifth anniversary of the death of Chinese artist Lim Mu Hue (1936-2008) in 2014, his eldest daughter Lim Chwen held a retrospective at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
Now, Lim Chwen will re-run the “Out of Print - The 10th Anniversary Art Exhibition Commemorating the Death of Lim Mu Hue” at [email protected] This time, more than 50 of his works will be featured, spanning myriad mediums from oil and Chinese ink paintings to pastel and charcoal drawings. The array, which includes pieces shown in public for the first time, also features still life, landscapes and abstract and conceptual art.
Based in California, USA, graphic and web designer Lim Chwen (52) travelled to and from Singapore several times in order to organise the exhibition this time around. When she was interviewed by Lianhe Zaobao, she pointed out that everyone thinks that wood-based woodcuts are limited. In fact, their creative media are diverse. This time, 20 oil paintings were exhibited for the first time, including the picture of grass. The paintings have sold well. The last piece of oil painting, "Sunday afternoon", was borrowed from private collectors. Lim Chwen said: "Father is very sharp on the details, the style can be very rough, or it can be very delicate. As a child, he made such a realistic drawing of a lizard on the wall that my grandmother smacked it thinking it was alive."
This time, Lim Chwen's exhibition will be held until the 29th, 11am, 9pm, on the third floor of art [email protected] (65 Mohamed Sultan Road). Admission is free.
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Source: Lianhe Zaobao © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.